Shanna Moakler, the ex-wife of Travis Barker and the mother of their 4-year-old son, Landon, and 2-year-old daughter, Alabama, issued a statement on Monday (September 22) regarding the plane crash in which four people were killed and Barker and DJ AM were critically injured on Friday night. Moakler left for Georgia on Saturday to be with Barker in the hospital.
“There are not enough words to express how thankful we are for the outpouring of love and support we have received during this very difficult time,” the statement reads, according to UsMagazine.com. “We can only ask for prayers as we heal and mourn the loss of our dear friends who we considered part of our family. Our lives will be changed forever.”
Moakler was referring to deaths of the four other passengers, including Barker’s assistant Chris “Little Chris” Baker and his security guard, Charles Still, 25. Barker and DJ AM (real name: Adam Goldstein) are expected to recover fully.
Barker and Moakler starred in the MTV reality series “Meet the Barkers,” which chronicled their marriage. Although the pair divorced in 2004, UsMagazine.com reports that they are back together.
According to media reports, DJ AM’s ex-girlfriend Mandy Moore visited him and Jermaine Dupri visited Barker in the days since the accident. Also, several of the pair’s friends and colleagues have issued statements or wished them love and support.
A statement from the families of both artists thanks fans and friends for their support. “The families wish to thank fans from all over the world for their prayers and concern,” the statement says. “Deepest sympathy is expressed to the loved ones of those who perished in the crash.”
If you’d like more information on the memorial funds set up to benefit Chris Baker’s and Charles Still’s families, visit the Famous Stars and Straps Web site.